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Beyond Theory: Responding to Children and Parents Who Have Experienced Trauma

Course Overview

Focus area Respond to families dealing with trauma
Length Full day
Who is it for? Frontline professionals working with children and caregivers
Key Outcomes Trauma-informed family support

Course Description

This workshop is an opportunity to put theory-into-practice when undertaking trauma-informed work, by using practical examples, case studies and roleplays about responding to children and parents who have experienced trauma.

This full day workshop will:

  • build your skills in talking to parents about the effects of trauma and how trauma is reflected in children’s behaviours
  • provide you with practical and simple strategies that support parents to remain connected to their children, despite traumatic events
  • improve your ability to notice when parents and children are taking small actions to modify the effects of trauma and encourage those actions
  • support you to respectfully respond to a parent or child who is experiencing distress
  • introduce you to a range of children’s resources that will improve your support of families.

This training is open to all but free for frontline workers in the family and domestic violence and homelessness sectors.

Enrolment Information

Time 9.30am - 4.30pm

The Institute
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh

Cost Full Fee $185 / Concession $150
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